July 1—August 31, 2015

A photograph art exhibit of the work of

Manita K. Bentley

Cropped photo of one of Manita K. Bentley's paintings

Of her photo art exhibit, Manita Bentley says,

"Art is always changing because your surroundings are always changing. I am multi-cultural, born and raised in Bangkok, married to a Kentuckian, now living in Virginia. I have always loved photography since taking pictures for friends during their various graduation ceremonies. I always experiment with my art, trying different mediums and especially locations. Everything can be portrayed in art from stills to landscapes to even garbage.

I have a great love for the Shenandoah Valley as its beauty is particularly inspirational. I live a double-life here spending half of my time in Harrisonburg and the other in the 'Cave.

This collection of work named "Spring-Summer-Fall-Winter," showcases a full circle of life in the place where I spend most of my time capturing the nature from the Shenandoah Valley including the Edith J. Carrier Arboretum and Botanical Gardens, which I call "the sanctuary for everyone"."

Thank You and enjoy!
Manita K. Bentley

For more information, visit http://www.jmu.edu/arboretum/. While online read about other events and programs offered at the EJC Arboretum throughout the winter season.